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'Prize Posse' awards education foundation grants


The Bandera Independent School District Education Foundation supports innovative teaching within in Bandera ISD.

This fall, the "Prize Posse" awarded 11 grants to teachers in Bandera to improve classroom instruction. Grants ranged from $320 to $2,000 and each Bandera ISD campus was represented among the grant winners.

These grants were made possible by the foundation's only fundraiser, the Baubles and Boots Celebration.

Pictured: Top-From left, Cathy Folds, Jackie Denham and Kerri Derry of Bandera Middle School were elated to receive an education foundation grant. Their grant will be used to support the creation of an "eco-wise" campus through xeriscape and water reclamation.

Librarian Tammie Royal and Alkek Elementary students were excited to receive a grant check to purchase e-Books for the library at Alkek Elementary School. Dr. Barbara Skipper, Bandera ISD Education Foundation grant chairman, along with student reporters, looks on as Royal proudly displays her "big check."

Hill Country Elementary School teachers Brittany Timmons, left, and Donna Latimer exclaim over their grant to purchase the BrainPop computer program for their students.

Art teachers Amy Kepp and Diane Bray, who is not pictured, submitted a grant for a paper cutter to assist art students prepare their works for competition. Kepp, a teacher at Bandera Middle School, accepts an education foundation check from Dr. Barbara Skipper.